Meet the faces of our staff PTs who dedicate their lives to treating CORA patients right every day. These are their stories!
Each week we’ll feature a few of our Faces of CORA right here on our blog. So many individuals have been sharing their personal stories, we simply can’t tell them all! To read the entire collection head on over to our dedicated Faces of CORA landing page, a place for sharing and a space for making community connections. New stories are being added every day!
If you haven’t already heard it, the CORA story is unique. If you haven’t already experienced it, the CORA experience is different. Each employee, at every level of the organization, has an important role to play in upholding our core values.
Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy; but, rarely do we showcase the personalities of those responsible for keeping our patients healthy. Those faces responsible for keeping our wheels in motion. And those voices responsible for telling the CORA story with a certain authenticity and conviction in everything they do, every single day.
The Faces of CORA you will meet throughout this month have dedicated their careers to helping others through physical therapy. Of course, we know what they do, but their “why” tells the full story and is what helps write ours!
Meet Daphne Ardizon from Miami, Florida
Why Did You Become a PT or PTA? What/Who Inspired You?
I became a PT because of my love for science and people. When I was little I remember my mom buying me my first kids anatomy book in second grade and I loooved that book. I still have the book to this day.
From that point on, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field.
I specifically remember choosing to be a Physical Therapist (as opposed to a medical doctor) because I truly wanted to spend time with my patients every step of the way during their rehabilitation process. There’s something about spending time with someone and helping them the best way I know how.
The picture I shared is me helping my cousin when she had her second ACL surgery – she was a soccer player. She later became a PSC at one of our clinics, and now she’s an OT at a local hospital. It’s funny how things come full circle!
Who’s Next? More Faces of CORA Physical Therapy Coming Soon!
Thank you for following along with our blog as we share insights, personal narratives, pictures, and inspirational anecdotes about why CORA teammates pursued the PT profession.
Are you a patient that has your own personal experience to share? We’d love to hear how Faces of CORA across different regions have positively impacted your life, how our PTs have helped write your story. And the PT or staff personnel responsible for treating your aches and pains would love to hear it too!